Here are some recent skies, evening scarlet and morning rainbow (I think the circles in the rainbow photos must be drops of rain–but then they could be something more interesting, who knows. . . .):
This winter has been sunny, cold and clear–beautiful weather, although some rain is needed soon. Here is this morning’s view.
Here is some pics of the work going on around the house–Lesley’s boulder gardens–the paths to the south and west, now moving in the north and east–and steps coming up from the gate. These steps are made of limestone blocks which weigh a ton!–well, around 50 kilos now that they are full of water. But we’re getting there! Also lots of planting, from the local nursery run by David Buckingham, our friend, and also from the district nursery at Reedy Creek, south of Kingston.
Another day, another installation! Here is the table Lesley has been saving up for at ‘Matildas’, in Robe, finally taken possession of and moved out to the house by trailer (very slowly!). It is rather lovely, isn’t it–fits the space nicely and makes up the northern entrance. I think she has always known what this should look like and bit by bit its been put in place–from the doors and window on. The print is a beautiful Japanese work that came from my mother–might have been made for this position. If you click on the images you can see the detail.
A much-anticipated installation–finally some storage! We found a young cabinet maker, Tim, new in town, and thought we should give him a shot at it. He did a fine job–highly competent, meticulous. It works quite well in the room, too, giving the bedrooms more privacy and framing the northern entrance. More to come, I understand. . .keeps life interesting!
While this was going on Lesley was out washing her rocks–really!–it’s the Japanese garden aesthetic. Then the shellgrit will be put around them–as also around the house and on the car park–my exercise for the next week or so. Joey assisted.
Some action out here with Adam on the excavator–levelling around the house read for the shellgrit base (on two sides) and the pavers. He also made a level pad down the slope for the cars. Took a while–would have taken quite a while with a shovel and wheelbarrow–maybe a year. . .
Also had a truckload of shellgrit delivered for the base–that I will be shovelling, but should be fine. . .
It’s Anzac Day–always a challenging day in Australia. Here is a piece I wrote for our family, about Dad/Poppy, and Mum/Nanny–something of a record for younger generations and a little bit of speaking truth to power, perhaps.